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QPR defender Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand reveals coaching plans after announcing summer retirement

Former England captain and QPR defender Rio Ferdinand plans to retire from football at the end of the season.

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Alex Song, West Ham United

Sam Allardyce compares Alex Song to Yaya Toure ahead of midfield battle

Sam Allardyce believes on-loan midfielder Alex Song will be a “Yaya Toure-type signing” for West Ham this season.

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Jermain Defoe (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Jermain Defoe set for January Premier League return after ‘frustrating’ MLS season

Toronto striker Jermain Defoe has refused to rule out the chance of him making a Premier League return in January.

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Andy Carroll  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Sam Allardyce puts target on Andy Carroll return and expects ‘big impact’

Sam Allardyce believes West Ham’s record-signing Andy Carroll could be fit and ready to play again in “two to three weeks”.

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Frank Lampard (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester City handed huge injury boost as former Hammer set for return

Frank Lampard has an outside chance of recovering from injury ahead of Manchester City’s visit to another of his old clubs West Ham on Saturday.

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West Ham's Sam Allardyce (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Allardyce provides contract update and admits new signings have transformed West Ham

Sam Allardyce insists he is not worried about being offered a new contract at West Ham despite his current deal expiring at the end of the season.

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Cheikhou Kouyate

Allardyce confirms double West Ham injury boost ahead of Manchester City clash

Sam Allardyce has confirmed that Cheikhou Kouyate and James Tomkins are fully fit for Saturday’s game against Manchester City.

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Sir Alex Ferguson and Sam Allardyce manager of West Ham(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Sir Alex Ferguson mocks ‘the West Ham way’ and Hammers fans’ expectations

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised West Ham fans for demanding something that doesn’t exist – ‘the West Ham way’.

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Winston Reid, West Ham United

Hammers chief gives Winston Reid contract update as Arsenal and Liverpool circle

West Ham co-owner David Gold is expecting key man Winston Reid to sign a new contract at Upton Park shortly.

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Cheikhou Kouyate

West Ham receive huge injury boost as Hammers plan Manchester City revenge

West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate could return to the Hammers side on Saturday as they take on champions Manchester City at Upton Park.

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West Ham United's Aaron Cresswell celebrates after his team-mate Diafra Sakho scores during the Barclays Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley.

West Ham new-boy believes top ten finish is aim for high-flying Hammers

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell is not getting carried away by the Hammers’ impressive start to the season and would settle for a top half finish.

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Mark Noble  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

West Ham main man hails strength in depth of ‘fantastic’ Hammers squad

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble is mightily impressed with the new-look Hammers squad, with competition for places all over the pitch.

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Burnley's Danny Ings (right) has his shot blocked by West Ham United's James Collins during the Barclays Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley.

West Ham’s King James the second back in at the deep end

He could hardly walk by the end but James Collins is just delighted to be back on the field

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West Ham are due to move into the Olympic Stadium in 2016. Picture: PA Wire

Olympic Stadium costs could rise by £50million

The cost refurbishing the Olympic Stadium ahead of West Ham’s move could rise by up to £50million due to the complexity of extending the roof, according to reports.

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Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Five things we learned this weekend: Brilliant Sanchez deserves better, bargain Sakho shining for West Ham

We take look back at some of the key talking points from the weekend’s Premier League action.

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Arsenal's Lukas Podolski in training (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Transfer news and rumours: Spurs eye Arsenal man as West Ham enter race for Liverpool target

Check out our Monday round-up of the latest London transfer news and gossip from around the web.

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Wonderful West Ham are the entertainers

Our West Ham blogger thinks it won’t be long before the fans are singing the manager’s name

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Carlton Cole bags West Ham's third goal (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

West Ham star inspired by new boys after Burnley win

Carlton Cole is being inspired by West Ham’s summer signings - even though they are keeping him out of the side.

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Marcelo Brozovic in action for Dinamo Zagreb (Photo by Damir Sencar/EuroFootball/Getty Images)

Transfer news and rumours: Arsenal ‘open talks’ with midfielder as Spurs eye cut-price Liverpool target

Check out our Sunday round-up of the latest London transfer news and gossip from around the web.

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West Ham captain Mark Noble celebrates with Diafra Sakho (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

11 fantastic pictures from West Ham’s superb win against Burnley

In-form West Ham moved up to fourth in the Premier League table with Saturday’s impressive 3-1 win at Burnley. Here is our selection of the best pictures from a great day for the Hammers at Turf Moor.

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West Ham's Sam Allardyce (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Allardyce reveals what he told his West Ham players before impressive victory against Burnley

Sam Allardyce told his West Ham players to give him three points as a 60th birthday present before sending them out for a 3-1 win away at Burnley.

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West Ham United's Diafra Sakho celebrates after he scored the opening goal of the game for his side during the Barclays Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley.

West Ham go fourth in Premier League with superb victory at lowly Burnley

West Ham marksman Sakho on target again as the Hammers record another away win

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Sam Allardyce plays down chances of emulating Sir Alex Ferguson

Sam Allardyce is hoping to celebrate his 60th birthday with a win at Burnley, but does not expect to be in the dugout for as long as close friend Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Aston Villa's Ron Vlaar, Celtic's Virgil van Dijk, Manchester City's Matija Nastasic and West Ham's Winston Reid are all defensive options for Arsenal. Picture: Getty Images

FOUR quality defenders Arsenal could sign in the January transfer window

Arsene Wenger has confirmed the injury-hit Gunners will sign a defender in January, but which of these stars from Manchester City, Aston Villa, West Ham and Celtic fits the bill?

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West Ham's Kevin Nolan (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Kevin Nolan hits back at West Ham boo boys

West Ham captain Kevin Nolan has responded to fans who booed him when coming on as sub against QPR last time out.

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Fabian Delph of Aston Villa(Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Aston Villa’s England star to miss QPR, Tottenham and West Ham clashes

Aston Villa star man Fabian Delph is set to miss over a months’ worth of football with a shoulder injury.

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Winston Reid, West Ham United

West Ham look for Winston Reid to sign a new contract

Hammers defender Winston Reid is still in negotiations with the club about a new deal

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Mark Noble  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

West Ham boss considers changes for Burnley trip

Mark Noble is back in the squad, while Enner Valencia’s fitness is being assessed before the trip to Turf Moor on Saturday

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Matthew Taylor of Burnley (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

West Ham old boy ruled out but Chelsea loanee returns for Burnley against Hammers

Former West Ham midfielder Matty Taylor has been ruled out of Burnley’s clash with the Hammers on Saturday.

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West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce. Picture: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

West Ham boss fires warning to in-form stars as key men return

Sam Allardyce has warned his West Ham side that their recent impressive form does not protect them from being dropped when key players return from injury.

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Sam Allardyce (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Can you spot Hammers boss Allardyce in our ‘Guess the Manager’ quiz?

Football managers are either deified or chastised depending on results and they are some of the most famous faces in the country.

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Sam Allardyce (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Sam Allardyce claims he could have managed England’s biggest clubs

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes he could have managed bigger clubs than the Hammers or Newcastle United in his career.

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Enner Valencia in action for Ecuador (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

West Ham face nervous wait on strikers’ fitness ahead of Burnley clash

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed that striker Enner Valencia may or may not be fit enough to start against Burnley on Saturday.

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Analysis: Are West Ham improving or is it just a false dawn?

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has claimed the club have their best squad in years, while the team sit comfortably in seventh place in the Barclays Premier League after a string of impressive displays. Can it last or will manager Sam Allardyce once again face calls to be sacked from the Upton Park faithful?

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West Ham striker Diafra Sakho

West Ham’s Sakho on sacrifices, English and life in London

West Ham writer Dave Evans meets man of the moment Diafra Sakho

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Danny Ings  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Burnley striker has message for West Ham as Clarets receive huge injury boost

Burnley striker Lukas Jutkiewicz has demanded the Clarets go out to beat West Ham on Saturday as fellow forward Danny Ings returns to action.

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Enner Valencia in action for Ecuador (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Video: Watch Enner Valencia’s superb solo goal for Ecuador against El Salvador

West Ham striker Enner Valencia bagged a brace in Ecuador’s 5-1 friendly win against El Salvador on Wednesday morning.

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QPR defender Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand reveals coaching plans after announcing summer retirement

Former England captain and QPR defender Rio Ferdinand plans to retire from football at the end of the season.

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Alan Pardew. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Newcastle receive ‘inspirational’ injury boost as Pardew eyes another Tottenham victory

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has defender Ryan Taylor back in the squad for the first time this season as he takes his team to Tottenham on Sunday.

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File photo dated 03/04/04 of Arsenal's Robert Pires. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Arsenal invincible claims to have been punched by opposing coach

Former Arsenal star Robert Pires was allegedly punched during an Indian Super League game on Thursday.

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Dagenham & Redbridge's Andre Boucaud is expected to start tomorrow (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Boucaud: No need to fear leaders Wycombe

Daggers midfielder returns to former club

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Leyton Orient interim manager Kevin Nugent. Pic: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Leyton Orient interim manager Nugent hoping for more of the same at Port Vale

Leyton Orient interim boss Kevin Nugent praised his side’s “professional” performance in the 2-0 midweek win over Doncaster, and he is after more of the same tomorrow at Port Vale.

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Win tickets to see London Lions vs Leeds Force

The London Lions are the only professional basketball team in the capital, based at the state-of-the-art Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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